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Located amongst pristine Scottish Highlands wilderness, Eagle Brae is a luxury self-catering eco-resort entirely powered by renewables. Genuine hand-crafted log cabins with wild-flower green roofs grazed by goats. Each cabin is a work of log art.

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Rooms: 4 cabins sleep 2 persons, 3 cabins sleep up to 6 persons
Price:

£629

Meals:
Open: all year
Address: Strathglass, Struy, Beauly, Highland, IV4 7LE
Tel: 07738076711
 

Why we've chosen Eagle Brae

We are confident Eagle Brae’s beautiful log homes are unlike any other you may have seen or stayed in before.

Using the finest Western Red Cedar logs, each has been hand-built by master craftsmen using authentic Norwegian techniques.  Specially sourced from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia, Canada, the wood has an exceptional thermal performance, a beautiful grain and natural insect deterrent qualities.

Spacious, yet cosy, the interior of each home is a work of art in itself.  Log burning stoves, Scottish motifs, local artwork and period sporting paraphernalia blend with wooden furnishings carved in the Himalayas to create an ambience unlike any you may have experienced before.

Each home has also been created with contemporary needs in mind.  They contain a full range of modern appliances, a Wifi broadband connection and dedicated PC/office space for guests who want to keep in touch with work during their stay.

7 cabins incorporate two core designs (cabin types A and B) with further designs planned for the forthcoming years. All the cabins are named individually and some are set up slightly differently so take care to choose the cabin most suited to your requirements.

All the cabins have an open plan design with the sitting room, kitchen and dining area combined under a cathedral ceiling and open to an upper floor mezzanine with carved balconies overlooking the living space below.

The smaller cabins (cabin design A) are Tringa, Parus, Sylvia and Strix. Each has a double bedroom and a bathroom downstairs and an open mezzanine room upstairs that has been set up as a second sitting room.

The larger cabins (cabin design B) are Buteo, Loxia and Aquila. Each has a further en-suite bedroom upstairs as well as an open plan mezzanine area for kids to play or for luggage storage. Any of our bedrooms can be set up as either twin beds or a double bed depending on your preference

Eco credentials:

How do you reduce your draw on energy:
We have our own 70kW micro hydro scheme for electricity and heating hot water. Biomass pellet boilers at each cabin provide the underfloor heating and heat hot water for washing. The log cabins, with their enormous logs and turf roofs out-compete conventional bricks and mortar homes. Water is sourced on site from a natural underground source and not treated with any chemicals. All appliances are A or A+ energy rated. An electric vehicle charged nightly on our own hydro power silently services the cabins.

How you minimise the amount of waste you send to landfill:
The local Highland council only collect two waste types: a general mixed recycling (plastic, tin and paper) and other general waste. We additionally provide each cabin with glass and compost recycling.

How you reduce your consumption of water:
All our cleaning products are environmentally sound. There are flow restrictors on the showers. Guests are encouraged to minimise their use of water. All toilets have two flush options. Rainwater is collected into two ponds on site.

How much of the food your serve is sourced locally (where possible):
We sell our own estate meats: wild venison, rare breed pork and lamb. We source all welcome hamper ingredients locally and all the groceries available on our online guest concierge service as locally as possible. We offer a prepared meals service where the primary ingredients are sourced locally, the meats our own estate meats. There are vegetarian options as well.

Do you actively encourage guests to arrive on foot, by bike and by public transport?:
We encourage guests to arrive by train and/or bike. Public transport options are very limited here unfortunately to get here, but we have many options for activities on site so that guests do not need to take a car journey to enjoy activities.

Additional information:
We have a carbon payback scheme whereby guests can offset their carbon output from their journey to and from Eagle Brae by planting a tree. Each tree is numbered and entered into a log book at reception as a record and for guests to be able to look up the trees they've planted before when they return. Each tree is grown by us from seed collected by us so every tree is absolutely local provenance and has travelled zero miles to be planted by guests.

Top Eco Features at Eagle Brae:

 
  • Completely carbon neutral holiday accommodation

  • Running a micro-hydro scheme

  • Bio-mass pellet boilers

  • Borehole water supply

  • All guests have the option to plant a tree near the Eagle Brae village

 

Location

Eagle Brae, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Nearest train station: Beauly

Directions from station:
Take the Beauly to Cannich road, we are 12 miles down this road, well signposted with hand carved wooden signs

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.